The Lord truly blessed us this past month with good attendance and several new visitors. We also rejoiced in receiving 9 new members into our church family in August. We have several people visiting with us who are in need of a new church home. Let’s pray that God will also add them to our number, to help us with the great work that is before us.
We also saw Shawn Taylor announce his call into the ministry and he preached his first sermon last Wednesday night. Keep Brother Shawn in your prayers.
I will continue the sermon series in the book of Revelation through the month of September. We will soon be looking at prophecy concerning the rise of the Antichrist, the False Prophet, the vial judgments and the coming of Christ in glory to establish His Millennial Kingdom on earth.
I sincerely believe that we are in the last days and the coming of Christ to rapture out His disciples could happen soon. Invite your friends and neighbors to come join us for this study. It will be a blessing to them according to Rev. 1:3.
From the Youth Pastor
School is back in session and our focus has turned to learning and remembering what we have learned in previous years.
There is a push every year to gain more knowledge, to be smarter than we were last year.
We put signs on our cars promoting our honor students, scholars, and honor roll members.
All of this is nice, but what about their knowledge of and familiarity with scripture?
A recent survey by the Barna Group in 2019 revealed that 48% of Americans are completely disengaged from Bible reading, with another 9% saying they only interact with Scripture sporadically. We live in a world where evil abounds and we are disengaged from the one thing that will help us combat it.
In 2 Tim 3:14-15, Paul admonished Timothy to “continue” in the things that he had learned as a child, “scriptures” that will bring about the wisdom of salvation through faith in Christ.
Verse 16 reminds us of why scripture is so important.
Timothy Keller sums it up nicely with this quote, “If Jesus didn’t think he could handle life without knowing the Scripture inside and out, what makes you think you can?”.
Let’s get our faces in The Book,
Vital Signs - Averages for August 2021
Sunday School - 120
Morning Worship - 221
Evening Worship - 114
Mid-Week Bible Study - 100
New Members - 9
Welcome New Members
Ed & Bonnie Johnson
Wesley & Sarah Huffman
Faith Promise Missions
Last year, we had 71 people that pledged to give $11,100 per month to support 70 mission fields. For the coming church year, which begins in September, we have received 68 pledge cards totaling $10,984 per month for missions. We want to thank all those who chose to participate in our Missions program for
2021-2022. May God bless you richly in the year to come.
The Missions Committee will meet soon to review our missionary list and will bring a recommendation of missionaries to support for the year to the church to vote on in our next business meeting, which will be September 19th. Please remember to keep our Missionaries in your prayers each day.
Here's The Church!
During Sunday School, a teacher had a new boy in her class and he had one arm missing. She was afraid the other children might say something to embarrass him. As the class came to a close, she asked the kids to join her in their usual closing activity.
She said, “Let’s make our church “Here’s the church and here’s the steeple, open the door and there’s the people!” Then she stood speechless realizing what she had done.
But the little girl sitting next to the one-armed boy said to him, “Let’s make the church together”, as she reached over with her left hand and placed it up to his right hand. What a great lesson!
We all can put our inadequate, handicapped lives alongside others and say, “Let’s make and build this church together!”